The McIntire Historic District
Landmarks, Museums & Attractions
In 1981, the City of Salem named its largest historic district after Samuel McIntire. Encompassing Broad, Chestnut, Essex, Federal and connecting streets, the district showcases four centuries of architectural styles, from the mid-17th century through the early 20th century. Several of McIntire’s distinctive buildings are on the McIntire Historic District self-guided walking trail, which is one-mile (about one hour’s walk). The trail is marked on posts and sidewalk plaques by one of McIntire’s favorite designs – a sheaf of wheat, symbolizing the prosperity of Salem and the new United States.